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Like many businesses in Chicago and other great cities of the world, we will be observing social distancing and have our doors closed to the public for the foreseeable future. We will be maintaining minimal operations and doing as much as we can to continue web sales and ship orders. We are awaiting further clarification from civic leaders as to the future of a no contact local pick up policy.

The inventory for all three stores is available for purchase here, and we will be adding fresh new arrivals and new releases as best we can. Please let us know if you are interested in something you don't see here and we will try and get it for you.
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We will continue to do everything in our power to keep you supplied with music and movies while also doing our part to help flatten the curve!
Thank you so very much for your continued support. We love what we do and very much look forward to the day when we can open our doors again.

Love,
Reckless

DUNGEN
Dungen Live
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Mexican Summer
Back in 2016, Reckless was lucky to host an afternoon in-store performance by the incredible Swedish band DUNGEN. The guys seemed a little sleepy or possibly a little hungover but they then proceeded to bliss us all out with an incredible instrumental jam session. It was definitely a highlight of our 30 years as a store. This live album reminds us a lot of that great day. Featuring a number of passages pieced together into a giant patchwork of jams, this live record should only help to solidify more that these guys are one of the best bands around. RECOMMENDED.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $15.99
MINT MILE
Ambertron (2lp)
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Comedy Minus One
After a few excellent EPs, SILKWORM & BOTTOMLESS PIT member (& current SUNN O))) bass player) Tim Midyett delivers the first full-length from MINT MILE. This epic double LP features a sprawling cast of characters including members of SONGS: OHIA & SHEARWATER as well as guests Kelly Hogan on vocals, Alison of HELEN MONEY & more. Fans of Tim's impressive music career will be floored by this musical statement. RECOMMENDED.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $28.99
ANDO, HIROKAZU
Super Smash Bros. (videogame Soundtrack) (pikachu: Red/yellow/black Tri-stripe)
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2D Ninja
Limited edition & already out of print at the label soundtrack for the classic N64 game SUPER SMASH BROS. Some themes by other composers are also included.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave
New LP $39.99
HORSE LORDS
Common Task
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Northern Spy
First album for Baltimore's HORSE LORDS since 2016's "Interventions" and this one's a doozy. Avant-garde, polyrhythmic rock mutations that owes as much to the classical minimalists of the late 20th Century (STEVE REICH, PHILIP GLASS, LA MONTE YOUNG etc.) as to psych- prog outfits like HAWKWIND or KING CRIMSON and even to free jazz composers like PETER BROTZMANN and ALBERT AYLER. "The Common Task" is rooted in a radical left utopian vision, liberating the mind by liberating the body to move. HIGHLY, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Available at: Belmont and Loop
New LP $18.99
TAME IMPALA
Slow Rush (2lp, 180g, Green Vinyl)
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Interscope
LAST COPIES!!! This limited edition green vinyl pressing of the 2020 album by Kevin Parker's TAME IMPALA is out of print.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $29.99
WINDY & CARL
Allegiance & Conviction
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Kranky
Reckless favorites WINDY & CARL are back on Kranky with their first album in 8 years Allegiance & Conviction. The Dearborn, MI duo are longstanding heroes of the space rock/ambient realm & a new record from them is always special. Crisp & clean, stream of consciousness guitar with almost barely audible spoken lyrics by Windy that give this one a bit more of a haunting quality than their other releases. Another great one from these record store owning drone masters! RECOMMENDED.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $15.99
AVERY, DANIEL & ALESSANDRO CORTINI
Illusion Of Time (ltd. Color Vinyl)
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Mute
Highly anticipated collaboration between two greats of modern electronic music, Daniel Avery & Alessandro Cortini. Avery is a British musician who most recently released the excellent "Song for Alpha" which was a mix of washy ambience & melodic dance tracks. The synth wiz Cortini is best known for his live work with NINE INCH NAILS & a very prolific last few years topped off with the great "Volume Massimo" album. This album is everything we were hoping for with beautiful & arpeggiated synth patterns, thick sub bass lines, with some lo-fi tape hiss that will appeal to fans of BOARDS OF CANADA & SURVIVE with some shoegaze textures. RECOMMENDED!
Available at: Belmont
New LP $27.99
DEEPER
Auto- Pain (chicago Exclusive) ("deep Freeze" Blue Vinyl)
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Firetalk
Local heroes DEEPER follow their 2018 self-titled debut with more angular, spastic post-punk stylings that recall the nervous energy of THE FEELIES and the dark emotiveness of THE CURE. This is dark, nostalgic music that will help through the darker times we live in. RECOMMENDED!
Available at: Belmont
New LP $18.99
ENO, ROGER / ENO, BRIAN
Mixing Colours (2lps)
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Deutsche Gramaphone
"Mixing Colours" is the first collaborative album by the brothers Brian & Roger Eno. This reminds us of a Brian Eno's 2010s ambient albums, specifically "Lux" but honestly it makes us mostly think of different genre of music that he was a specific influence on, 80s Japanese ambient or "environmental music."
Available at: All Stores
New LP $41.99
PEARL JAM
Gigaton (2lp)
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Monkeywrench
Already being hailed as the most vital Pearl Jam record in quite some time Gigaton is going to make many fans extremely happy. It.s been nearly 30 years since Ten built a stranglehold on the indie & pop scenes of the early 90s. It would be easy to give up, cash in, & make uninspired drivel, but with Gigaton, you can hear a revitalized Eddy Vedder crashing directly against the politics of the day. For a band that led us directly out of the 80s to come back 30 years later with tracks that remind us so much of Talking Heads!? This is definitely worth your time! With free lithograph while supplies last!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $37.99
IRREVERSIBLE ENTANGLEMENTS
Who Sent You?
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International Anthem
The Intl Anthem label continues their unbeaten streak with the second record from IRREVERSIBLE ENTANGLEMENTS, another collection of unbridled free jazz and spoken- word expression. Who Sent You? explores much of the same territory of late-capitalist struggles and Afro- futurist aspirations, but takes more time to let the sonic ideas breathe. Vocalist / poet Camae Ayewa (aka MOOR MOTHER) ties all of these songs together, playing with the cadences of the vocal rhythm while remaining true to the albums vision. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $21.99
MOANING
Uneasy Laughter (loser Edition)
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Sub Pop
This is the 2nd album on Sub Pop from the L.A. based post-punk band MOANING. The band has added a lot more synths to the mix this time around & it makes sense with their rhythmic, new wave influenced rock songs. Think INTERPOL, early FLOCK OF SEAGULLS, Gary Numan etc...RECOMMENDED!
Available at: Belmont
New LP $18.99
DEEP SPACE DUO
Spacetones
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Love All Day
DEEP SPACE DUO is a collaboration between Chicago musicians Whitney Johnson (aka MATCHESS) & Matt Jencik (IMPLODES). The two met while playing in the CIRCUIT DES YEUX live band & built their collaboration around their Acetone Top 5 organ obsessions. Long form organ jams with nods towards Terry Riley, early 90s noise/drone ala DEAD C & expansive ambient sounds similar to STARS OF THE LID. Limited edition of 100 in astronaut food themed plastic bag.
Available at: Belmont and Milwaukee Ave
New Cassette $9.99
CHAPTERHOUSE
Whirlpool (imp, 180grm Reissue) (blue & Silver Marble Vinyl, Numbered)
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Music on Vinyl
Limited edition import only color vinyl pressing of this UK shoegaze classic from 1991. Though CHAPTERHOUSE arent often mentioned alongside the giants of the era like MY BLOODY VALENTINE, RIDE & SLOWDIVE, Whirlpool is definitely an important early 90s gem. A nice mix of woozy shoegaze melodies, dreamy psychedelia & even some nods at the popular acid house sound of the time. RECOMMENDED.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $33.99
HELEN MONEY
Atomic (clear Vinyl)
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Thrill Jockey
Cellist and composer Alison Chesley returns as HELEN MONEY, layering her instrument with industrial rhythms to create a mixture of neoclassical, dark ambient and post-rock. On Thrill Jockey.
Available at: Belmont and Milwaukee Ave
New LP $22.99
HASSELL, JON
Vernal Equinox (2020 Reissue)
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Ndeya
An essential reissue of JON HASSELL's first commercial record Vernal Equinox, originally released on Lovely Music in 1977. Ambient, fourth-world explorations that introduce the muted raga and folk elements that would define HASSELL's career. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $22.99
GRUBER, TREY
Herculean House Of Cards (opaque Blue Vinyl)
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Numero Group
The Chicago musician Trey Gruber died tragically of an overdose at 26. While listening to these posthumous recordings released by Numero, it's impossible not to imagine what could have been. His songs & lyrics are ridiculously mature & well-crafted. You can hear bits of John Lennon, Dylan, Syd Barrett, Pete Ham & outsider songwriters like Martin Newell. This really is an incredible collection. RIP TREY GRUBER.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave and Loop
New LP $26.99
JENCIK, MATT
Dream Character (imp)
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Hands in the Dark
MATT JENCIK has been a secret weapon in many bands such as DON CABALLERO, HURL and his own IMPLODES of which his solo work feels like an outgrowth of. This lucid dream-fueled album nestles beautifully in the hazy DMZ zone between minimalism, dream pop, shoegaze and drone. Guitars blur with synthesizer, piano and other gauze-like sounds, creating a nice warm refuge. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Available at: Belmont and Milwaukee Ave
New LP $16.99
LURKER OF CHALICE
Tellurian Slaked Furnace (2lp) :(w/ Poster)
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Nuclear War Now
The 2005 album by LURKER OF CHALICE is one of our favorite black metal records OF ALL TIME at Reckless. L.O.C. is the side project of Jef Whiteheads better known LEVIATHAN project. Before he released that album he released two limited CD-R demos that have been re-compiled by Whitehead for this release. Those of you that know the album might be surprised by the experimental nature of these recordings. Yes there are black metal songs, but there are also lengthy acoustic passages, almost gothic folk tunes that remind us of artists like CURRENT 93, dark ambient drones & more. TOTALLY EPIC STUFF.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $28.99
WIRE
Mind Hive
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Pink Flag
They're back again with new music for the first time since 2017's "Silver & Lead", and it doesn't seem like WIRE has lost a step. "Mind Hive" leans more in the band's pop stylings, but there's no loss of angularity or heaviness in these tracks.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave
New LP $25.99
PARKER, JEFF
Suite For Max Brown
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International Anthem
The L.A. via Chicago musician Jeff Parker dedicated his 2016 solo album to his father & this follow-up "Suite for Max Brown" is dedicated to his mother. The record opens with a mid-tempo, funky track featuring Parker's talented daughter on vocals. This song would fit in nicely next to some songs from Solange's excellent "When I Get Home." Like "New Breed" this album is made of studio experiments with Parker on a variety of instruments besides guitar including samplers, synths & some great bass playing. Once again Parker flirts with funk, fusion, jazz & electronic music. Trust us, Making music this "cool" isn't easy but Jeff Parker certainly makes it seem that way. RECOMMENDED
Available at: All Stores
New CD $14.99
SQUAREPUSHER
Be Up A Hello (imp) (w/ Die-cut Sleeve)
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Warp
One of Warp Records' most storied artists from across it's history returns after a five-year hiatus. The man best known as SQUAREPUSHER has been pushing the boundaries of braindance for the past quarter of a century, but "Be Up A Hello" brings him back to his acid-soaked, break-laden roots. GET IT GET IT GET IT.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $23.99
QUINLAN, FRANCES
Likewise (ltd. Pink Vinyl)
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Saddle Creek
The first solo outing for HOP ALONG's lead singer and songwriter continues her upward trajectory, elevating the writing to totally new heights. FRANCES QUINLAN is a razor-sharp lyricist, able to manufacture lines of observation without sacrificing phonetics. While "Likewise" sees QUINLAN using more electronics in the arrangements than on previous HOP ALONG albums, the organic instruments are the ones that truly shine, in particular the propulsive and snappy rhythm section (kind of sounding like the earlier two records from Reckless favorite BIG THIEF). But to no surprise, the most striking element is QUINLAN's voice: bright, forceful, raspy and expressive. Folks, this is the genuine article. RECOMMENDED.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $19.99
DEACON, DAN
Mystic Familiar (silver Vinyl) (w/ Fold-out Poster)
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Domino
What better way to cap off the first month of 2020 than with DAN DEACON's first proper studio album since 2015's GLISS RIFFER. In those 5 years, DEACON has scored 2 different documentaries, and his knack for soundtrack composition is immediately evident on MYSTIC FAMILIAR. As always, there are the layers upon layers of instruments and sounds, but here they take on an even more cinematic and downright inspiring mood. But while some moments feel film-ready, with their PHILIP GLASS-esque arpeggios, other points wouldn't be entirely out of place on a mixtape with a triumphant, early 00's ARCADE FIRE track. Every time I listen to DAN DEACON, I feel like I could fly up & punch a hole in the moon, but I wouldn't because I'd rather make the world a better place - and that's the kind of feeling we could all use more of. RECOMMENDED!!!
Available at: Loop
New LP $17.99
SUN CITY GIRLS
Dawn Of The Devi (reissue, Remastered) (ltd. To 1000)
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Abduction
Abduction presents the first reissue of SUN CITY GIRLS' 'Dawn of the Devi', their explosive 1991 follow-up to 'Torch of the Mystics'. While 'Torch' had plenty of faux-ethnic earworms and accessible melodies to latch onto, 'Dawn of the Devi' is raw, desperate and searching blast. This will be a challenging listen for some and a masterpiece for others. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!
Available at: Milwaukee Ave
New LP $20.99